Another check off my must-try restaurant list! I’ve pretty much lost count of how many times we tried to get a table at Kettle because it is always so packed - but this time we were lucky to get one table past 2pm (yes, it was still quite full at this time!)
People have been ravingabout Kettle’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken (served with honey glazed cornbread, country gravy and Cajun honey), and initially I was a bit skeptical, but I was completely blown away when I had my first bite! The breading was packed with flavor (I think they used thyme and pepper, among other spices) but it was light and crisp so that it didn’t overwhelm the juicy chicken underneath. I liked the gravy, but the sweet spicy Cajun honey went surprisingly well with the chicken too! And the cornbread, wow, I was able to finish two pieces of this moist golden goodness packed with whole corn kernels. Needless to say, this buttermilk chicken lived up it its hype!
G had the Australian Lamb Adobo (slow cooked adobo style, with tzaziki and truffle mushroom grown rice)- I don’t really like the gamey taste of lamb, but I think those who love lamb would love this dish. The meat had that comforting and familiar soy adobo taste, with an extremely tender texture. I liked how the tzaziki had a light cucumber flavor that tamed down the lamb flavor a bit, and the mushroom rice pulled all the flavors together.
Oh, and we loved their dalandan (Philippine orange) shakes too - light and refreshing, and not too sweet. We were both very, very happy with our hearty lunch here, and would definitely go back again!